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Teaching Bird Research


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
March 15, 2021

What an amazing opportunity!! This morning, students from Breck School explored what it means to do research from both bird researchers and Wolf Ridge naturalists during their virtual field trip. Peter Harris and Joe Lutz banded birds and shared their stories about how they’ve used a special bird feeder with a magnetic recorder to collect […]

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Co-Teaching with Chickadees


Posted By Joe Walewski
March 12, 2021

I’ve co-taught virtual field trips for Wolf Ridge, but never as the only human. Today I shared the task with a Black-capped Chickadee and a Red Squirrel. I think it went well. For this Virtual Field Trip, Mr. G., a Glendale Elementary teacher, wanted to focus on vocabulary and scientific practices. Scientific practices: slow down, […]

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Featured Class: “Geology”


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
October 19, 2018

“Look at my rock! It’s so shiny!” “Well mine looks like it has a face in it!” Sounds of future rock collectors can be heard at the beginning of every “Geology” class now that the lesson plan has been rewritten. After spending minutes agonizing over the choice of which rock is the perfect pocket rock, […]

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Featured Class: “Farming 101” and “Plants and Pollinators”


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
October 3, 2018

“We should call that one The Great Pigdini!” “And that one can be named JEFF!”  No matter what age of students you bring down to the farm, as soon as you allow them some free time to explore, they inevitably all end up surrounding the pigs. Meeting pigs isn’t the only highlight of the day. […]

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